Ice Hockey

Freshman defenseman Quinn Hughes drew praise from teammate Cooper Marody.

COLUMBUS — Barring unforeseen circumstances, the No. 11 Michigan hockey team has punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament.

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Despite a late goal, Michigan fell in overtime to Ohio State.

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Ohio State is a very good hockey team.

The Michigan hockey team is looking for its first win over Ohio State this season.

Predictions are a funny thing.

Of course, they must first be based off some prior knowledge, otherwise they would have little credibility.

Junior defenseman Nicholas Boka has increased his productivity while improving his attitude, leading to more trust from Michigan coach Mel Pearson.

Boka's game has strengthened in proportion to his disposition, resulting in increased trust from Pearson.

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Hayden Lavigne had a rocky start Friday.

The sophomore goaltender — who has championed the No. 11 Michigan hockey team’s defense in the second half of the season as a stalwart brick wall in front of the net — wasn’t playing to his potential.

Dexter Dancs led Michigan with a two-goal game in his team's 7-4 win on Saturday.

This weekend’s series felt like an encore from Michigan’s seniors — a show of thanks to their fans, their program and their university, giving them one final moment to remember them by.

Dexter Dancs had a pair of goals to help lead his team past Wisconsin on Saturday night.

With a 7-4 victory Saturday at Yost Ice Arena, the Wolverines not only clinched a semifinal date with No. 6 Ohio State next week, but also all but punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament in coach Mel Pearson’s debut season.

Tony Calderone dragged his team to victory with a four-goal game.

After a five-year hiatus, postseason hockey made its return to Yost Ice Arena Friday night. The Michigan and Wisconsin hockey teams made sure the wait was worth it.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson knows his team has to balance enjoying Senior Night with preparing for the Big Ten Tournament.

Michigan's Senior Night win over Arizona State felt different, because there's more work to do.